august, 2023

wed09aug7:00 PM8:30 PMMeditation & Talk by Ven Ayya Phalañāṇī - The Simile of the Cook - Proper and Improper Attention7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Metta Centre, Western Sydney, Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street, Bankstown NSW 2200 Event Organized By: Metta Centre Event Type :Courses/Teachings on BuddhismEvent Region:Online,Western Sydney


Event Details

Speaker: Ayya Phalañāṇī (Joining online from Germany)

Cost: By Donation

In the Sutta, ‘the two cooks’, SN47.8 the Buddha presents a simile by which he explains, what makes one a good cook or practitioner or a bad one. And it is not the method, or the amount of time we practice that makes the difference… Tune in to hear what the Buddha had to say about it. Ayya will read and guide through the sutta.

About the speaker: Ayya Phalañāṇī Therī was born in 1959 in Germany. At age 19 she encountered Zen Buddhism in Düsseldorf and went to a retreat at Sogenji, Japan with Shodo Harada Roshi. Meditation and studying the Suttas was a part of her life since then. She followed a career as actress and comedian until 2007, when she went to Thailand where she practiced Vipassana with Ajahn Suphan und Ajahn Tong. In June 2008 she took the robes, being allowed to practice like a monk and to undertake the 10 precepts. She received ordination as a bhikkhuni on the 29.08.2010 with Ayya Tathālokā Mahatherī in Aranya Bodhi Hermitage in NorCal, USA. After her full ordination Ayya Phalañāṇī returned to Thailand to train with her teachers and to continue her meditation retreat. In 2012 she spent several months in Santi Forest Monastery in Australia. In 2013 she left for a meditation retreat and spent 5 more years in a remote and poor village monastery in the mountains of Chiang Mai area, Wat Pa Mieang Khun Pang. Since April 2018 she is abbess at Anenja Vihara in Germany where she teaches and trains nuns and laypeople.

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(Wednesday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Metta Centre, Western Sydney

Metta Centre, 2/7-9 Cross Street, Bankstown NSW 2200


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